Campaign diverts Israeli plans to evict Ottoman town residents

Israeli plans to evict 36 Palestinian families to make way for a hotel in the historic town of Old Akka have been stopped.

Campaign diverts Israeli plans to evict Ottoman town residents

World Bulletin / News Desk

A campaign to divert Israeli plans to lease a site protected UNESCO and evict the Palestinian natives living there has ended successfully.

The Israel Lands Administration and Ministry of Tourism was attempting to lease the site in Khan Al-Umdan, Akka (Acre) to make way for a hotel. This would have resulted in the eviction of thirty-six Palestinian families from their homes.

However, the Geran Center successfully diverted the plan after the public prosecutor in Israel’s District Court in Haifa ordered for it to be cancelled.

Established in 1748 by Ottoman minister Ahmed Jezzar Pasha, Old Akka, which is famous for its ancient columns, is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.

Last Mod: 25 Ocak 2014, 14:31
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